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Top 10 Korean film actors of 2016 named

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Gallup Korea conducted its year-end poll to pick the top 10 Korean film actors who shone in 2016.

(Clockwise from top left) Hwang Jung Min, Song Kang-ho, Gong Yoo, Ha Jung-woo, Yoo Hae-jin, Lee Byung Hun, Jun Ji Hyun, Lee Jung-jae and Jung Woo Sung. (Photos courtesy of the Korean Film Council) /mb.com.ph

(Clockwise from top left) Hwang Jung Min, Song Kang-ho, Gong Yoo, Ha Jung-woo, Yoo Hae-jin, Lee Byung Hun, Jun Ji Hyun, Lee Jung-jae and Jung Woo Sung. (Photos courtesy of the Korean Film Council)

The poll was conducted among 1,700 Koreans aged 13 years and above from November 4 to 25.

Actor Hwang Jung-min topped the survey, garnering 21.2 percent. He starred in three films this year. “A Violent Prosecutor” and “The Wailing” became box office hits while “Asura: The City of Madness” was a moderate success.

Placing second is Song Kang-ho of “The Age Of Shadows” who got 18.4 percent while Gong Yoo of the No. 1 Korean film “Train To Busan” placed third with 12.7 percent.

They were followed by Ha Jung-woo of “The Handmaiden,” 11.4 percent; and Yoo Hae-jin of “Luck-Key,” 10.8 percent.

Lee Byung-hun starred in “Magnificent 7,” “The Age Of Shadows” and “Misconduct” this year and placed sixth with 9.6 percent.

He was followed by Lee Jung-jae of “Operation Chromite,” 6.3 percent; Jung Woo-sung of “Asura: The City Of Madness,” 6.2 percent; Jun Ji-hyun of “The Assassination,” 5.4 percent; and Ma Dong-seok of “Train to Busan,” 5 percent. Jun Ji-hyun is the only woman in the top 10.

Yoo Ah-in, who topped the poll last year, is not on the list this year.

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